Emily Swanson | November 19, 2009
11/9-16/09; 2,518 registered voters, 2% margin of error
Mode: Live telephone interviews
Obama Approval on Health Care
41% Approve, 53% Disapprove (chart)
Favorable / Unfavorable
Barack Obama: 50 / 38 (chart)
Democratic Party: 39 / 46
Republican Party: 28 / 53
State of the Country
30% Satisfied, 69% Dissatisfied (chart)
Which one of the following statements comes closest to the way you feel about Barack Obama:
46% I like Barack Obama as a person and I also like most of his policies
28% I like Barack Obama as a person but I don't like most of his policies
1% I don't like Barack Obama as a person but I DO like most of his policies
20% I don't like Barack Obama as a person and I also don't like most of his policies?
Who do you trust to do a better job handling health care - President Obama or the Republicans in Congress?
45% Obama, 36% Republicans in Congress
Do you approve or disapprove of this health care reform plan? [the health care reform plan that was recently passed by the U.S. House of Representatives]
35% Approve, 51% Disapprove (chart)
Do you support or oppose giving people the option of being covered by a government health insurance plan that would compete with private plans?
57% Support, 35% Oppose
There is a proposal that would allow states to opt out of a public option - that is it would be left up to each state to decide whether or not to give people the option of being covered by a government health insurance plan. Do you think that is a good idea or a bad idea?
43% Good idea, 49% Bad idea
Some have suggested that the creation of a public option should only be triggered if the private market does not meet benchmarks to extend coverage to all Americans. Do you think this is a good idea or a bad idea?
38% good idea, 47% Bad idea
Do you agree or disagree with the following: Congress should approve a health care overhaul plan even if only Democrats support it.
36% Agree, 60% Disagree
Do you think the Republicans in Congress are, or are not, making a good faith effort to cooperate with Obama and the Democrats on health care reform?
29% Making effort, 59% Not making effort
Do you think Obama and the Democrats in Congress are, or are not, making a good faith effort to cooperate with the Republicans on health care reform?
43% Making effort, 46% Not making effort